Microcitrus australis

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 Microcitrus australis subsp. var.  
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Microcitrus australis, Swingle (Citrus australis, Planch.). Dooja. Round-fruited Australian lime, native to the subtropical coastal forests of New S. Wales and Queensland: juvenile lvs. linear, on flexuose branches; mature lvs. ovate or elongate-rhomboidal, 1-2 x ½−¾ in.; frs. round, rough-skinned, 1-2 ½ or even 3 in. diam., 5- (rarely 6- or 7-) celled. Ill. Penzig, Studi s. Agrumi, pl. 21, figs. 8-12.—The dooja is one of the most interesting Australian citrous frs. It reaches a height of 30 to 60 ft. and bears frs. said to reach 2½ or even 3 in. diam. The growing shoots and immature lvs. on plants cult.in the open are of a deep wine-red color. Because of its vigor this species is of interest for use as a stock. It shows considerable resistance to winter cold in Calif.

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